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Rev. 6 Nov 2006
2.0 Explanation of subject line and list of divisions
3.0 Search and retrieve via WWW at LIST.MSU.EDU
4.0 Comments or suggestions
Complete papers from the 1993-2006 Assn. for
Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
conferences and some early conferences of the Broadcasting
Education Association are available from two sites.
It will probably save you time to start your search by
subject line in most cases. The explanation of the subject
line is below in Section 2.0.
**Not all papers** are included.
Not all divisions elected to distribute their
papers electronically and some papers were sent on
disks which turned out to be unreadable. Also, papers
are not included if the author did not give permission
or did not sign the permission form.
No editing has been done. They were archived just
as received. To give widest access through email, the
papers were converted to low-ASCII, so even though
all the information is present, the paper may not look
"nice." This is particularly evident in tables or
where proportional fonts were used. Some still have
In general, if papers were submitted in "pieces,"
they were recombined with the cover, or title page at
the beginning of the file, followed by the abstract,
the body, tables, references or bibliography and
appendices. Some pieces may be missing, especially if
they were in different directories or folders. If
several versions were submitted, the latest was
The AEJMC at MSU is a Revised Listserv mail
distribution list, but each "message" is,
in fact, a complete paper. No messages can be sent to
the list and there is no automatic distribution, but
all regular Listserv commands will work.
The examples below may not generate exactly the
same results as shown.
Upper and lower case letters can be mixed. The
machine is case-insensitive. To the machine, Parker,
parker, and ParKer are equivalent.
2.0 EXPLANATION OF SUBJECT LINE AND LIST OF DIVISIONS
Each paper has a subject line. The first three
letters indicates if it is a paper from AEJMC or BEA.
The next two digits indicate the year.
The lead author of the paper is indicated next.
This is formed by taking the first seven letters of
their last name followed by the first letter of the
first name; e. g., AbrahamD is the abbreviation for
This is followed by the abbreviation, in the case
of AEJMC, in which the paper was presented:
ADVW Advertising and committee on the status of
CCS Cultural and critical studies
CJ Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group
COM Community Journalism Interest Group
CTM Communication theory and methodology
CTP Communication technology and policy
DIS Media and disability interest group
ENT Entertainment Studies Interest Group
ETH Media ethics
GLF Lesbian, gay and family diversity interest
GRAD Graduate education interest group
IP or (INTERN) Internships and placement
IRE Council of Affiliates (IRE Competition)
MAC Minorities and communication
MCS Mass communication and society
MME Media management and economics
PR Public relations
QS Qualitative studies
REL Religion and media
RTVJ Radio television journalism
SCH Scholastic journalism
SCI Science communication interest group
SMP Small programs
TFCUR Task force on curriculum
TEACH Teaching Standards
VC Visual communication
WOMAN Commission on the status of women
And last, the title, abbreviated title, or list of
3.0 SEARCH AND RETRIEVE VIA WWW
Most people will prefer searching and accessing
the papers via the World Wide Web interface at
To save time and focus a search, the subject line
can be used. It is explained in Section 2.0 (above).
For instance, entering "06 AEJ" in the subject box
will give a list of papers presented at the 2006 AEJMC
conference. (Terms are connected with a Boolean "and.")
Using the subject line syntax, quick searches can be
run for division, author, subject or some combination.
Entering a term or terms in the "search for" box
with no qualifiers will search for a text string in the
3200 papers (1161 megabytes).
A very good explanation and illustration of using
the web interface can be found at
It is written for another list, but is easily transferrable
to searching the AEJMC papers.AEJMC is *not* a discussion list. It
contains only papers from
the Assn. for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conferences.
For information on how to use the list, send
firstname.lastname@example.org the one line
get help info
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